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'Copernicus'

Medium-sized, dark blue flowers paler at the base, mainly semi-double, occasionally single; ageing paler. Filaments white; connectives deep yellow; anthers pale yellow to white. Seed-heads persistent.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 1.5 - 2.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: S Marczynski
Country of origin: Poland
Date raised: r1999 n2014 i2016
Parentage: Chance seedling; parentage unknown
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 10-12cm
Tepals 8, sepaloid staminodes 30-40; 2-6cm long × 1-4cm wide, elliptic to narrowly elliptic or obovate, overlapping but gappy at base, with wavy margins and cuspidate, long-pointed tips

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Szczepan Marczynski